The Canadian Press

1989-05-03 | Turner-Resignation

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After nearly five trouble-plagued years as opposition leader, John Turner announced on May 3 he would step aside. (Turner had returned to politics in 1984 when he succeeded Pierre Trudeau as head of the Liberal Party. He was prime minister for a mere 80 days before losing the election to Brian Mulroney.)

Date: 1989-05-03
Placeline: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 11 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << it set my intention to resign as leader of the Liberal Party of Canada at an appropriate time at the national executive has chosen a date probably as a convention >>

Clip ID: 19890503CPCN001